Akers Way reconstruction to start next week

Motorists are reminded that Akers Way will be closed between St Mary’s Church roundabout and Cheney Manor industrial estate from 10.00am on Monday 10 April as work to reconstruct the carriageway gets underway.

Work is being undertaken by Rockstone Surfacing Ltd and will commence on Monday 10 April 2017 for a period of 20 weeks.

Akers Way is a strategic part of Swindon’s road network and over the years minor maintenance works have been carried out to maintain this route as most practicable however, it can no longer sustain this type of maintenance regime for Akers Way.

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The tiring road will undergo reconstruction beyond the surface layers to give the pavement a new lease of life.

While undertaking the improvement work, the project focuses on improving the following issues:

  • Condition of carriageway surface and structure
  • Road safety
  • Parking
  • Drainage
  •  Local environment and quality of life

The estimated cost of the highway improvements to Akers Way is £900K.